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Core Infrastructure Week (CIW) – 4th Edition

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering (AIIE) conducted a week long Core Infrastructure Industry-Engaged Learning Programme for Engineering Students from 10th to 14th April, 2017.

 

The 4th edition of Core Infrastructure Week (CIW), the annual week long infrastructure industry engaged learning programme, organized by Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering (AIIE) conducted  from 10th to 14th April, 2017.

This unique industry engaged learning programme is aimed at providing engineering students of AIIE the opportunity of learning from the experience, expertise and mentorship of industry professionals. Now in its second year, the Core Infrastructure Week saw infrastructure experts from not only Adani Group verticals such as Energy, Resources, Logistics, and Agriculture, but also experts from other allied sectors who shared their valuable real world industry expertise, the challenges and constraints that they face and how they find innovative solutions and adapt to change.

Prof. (Dr.) A. V. Thomas, Director, Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering (AIIE) said that “While several industry surveys have painted a somber picture that most engineering graduate’s fall short of the expectations of the industry, at AIIE, our endeavor is to ensure that not only do our students possess domain expertise but they also develop career-ready competencies. An industry engaged learning platform such as CIW is an affirmation of our efforts in this direction. It will give an impetus to industry-academia collaborative teaching and mentorship”.

Prof. V.M.Patel, Principal, Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering (AIIE) said that “The infrastructure sector is growing and is poised to grow tremendously in line with the economy. It has a huge demand for skilled workforce possessing multifaceted skill-sets; who are innovative, creative and possess leadership and enterprising skills. CIW is a unique opportunity for engineering students to gain valuable insights into the real world of infrastructure engineering”.

The inaugural keynote was given by senior engineer and CEO of HOWE Engg. Projects Pvt. Ltd., Er. Phani Kumar. Er. Phani provided a comprehensive perspective on importance of time management for infrastructure professionals. He reiterated the concern that punctuality and hard work is must for any professionals. Mr. Ranjan Wazir, Vice President, ATRECO has also delivered talk on importance of ethics in professional life.

Other speakers included Ar. Anand Tatu, Former President of The Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers & Architects (GICEA), Er. Ambar Dave, General Manager, HOWE Engg. Projects Pvt. Ltd., Er. Jagdish Shukla, a Private entrepreneur, Mr. Amit Uplenchwar, Sr. Vice President, Adani Group, Er. Vinay Singhal, General Manager, HOWE Engg. Projects Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Arvind Shah, Vice President, Land, Adani Group and Mr. Ketan Doshi, ATRECO, Er. Nitesh Shah, Former President of The Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers & Architects (GICEA),  have delivered their talk and gave exposure to young engineers about the field conditions and their problems and probable solutions.